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Building a safer, fairer, more just Philadelphia.
The Philadelphia District Attorney's office is a voice for the victims of crime, a zealous advocate for justice and a fierce defender of the rights of all Philadelphians.
Building a safer, fairer, more just Philadelphia.
The Philadelphia District Attorney's office is a voice for the victims of crime, a zealous advocate for justice and a fierce defender of the rights of all Philadelphians.
Building a safer, fairer, more just Philadelphia.
The Philadelphia District Attorney's office is a voice for the victims of crime, a zealous advocate for justice and a fierce defender of the rights of all Philadelphians.
Building a safer, fairer, more just Philadelphia.
The Philadelphia District Attorney's office is a voice for the victims of crime, a zealous advocate for justice and a fierce defender of the rights of all Philadelphians.
Building a safer, fairer, more just Philadelphia.
The Philadelphia District Attorney's office is a voice for the victims of crime, a zealous advocate for justice and a fierce defender of the rights of all Philadelphians.
Building a safer, fairer, more just Philadelphia.
The Philadelphia District Attorney's office is a voice for the victims of crime, a zealous advocate for justice and a fierce defender of the rights of all Philadelphians.

Covid-19 Updates

For updates on court proceedings and the Philadelphia court system, including emergency protection from abuse orders, visit courts.phila.gov.
For the latest COVID-19 guidance from the City of Philadelphia, visit phila.gov/COVID-19.
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Building Safer Communities

Our community and gun violence prevention initiatives are designed to proactively connect the community to resources that combat the root causes of crime.

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Reducing Mass Incarceration

Between 2018 and 2020, we reduced the number of years of incarceration imposed by 10,400 years (as compared to the 2014-2017 timespan).
Reducing mass incarceration can make our city safer.

Public Accountability

We investigate not only our city’s criminal justice system and all those in positions of public trust, but also our own past actions.
Accountability leads to justice.

VICTIMS & WITNESSES

Empowerment starts with understanding the system.

While each criminal case is different, most follow a common path. Our Victim & Witness Coordinators can help guide you and your family through every step.

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Meet District Attorney
Larry Krasner

“Our criminal justice system gives prosecutors enormous discretion, so it’s crucial we exercise that discretion wisely and compassionately.”

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Careers: Join Our Fight for Justice

We seek brilliant hearts and minds who reflect the diversity of our historically-welcoming city, and share our call to public service and vision for a fairer, more just society.
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Confronting Gun Violence

“Our doors are always open. We are willing to sit and hear what you have to say. We need you to help us help you.”

CHESLEY LIGHTSEY
Supervisor
Homicides & Non-Fatal Shootings Unit

 

Alternatives to Prosecution & Incarceration

“We seek to design diversions that are anti-racist, anti-classist and anti-sexist.”

MIKE LEE
Supervisor, Diversion Unit

Economic & Property Crimes

When people steal or cheat others out of their money, their houses or their very identities, we act.

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Protecting Our Most Vulnerable

“Victims of these crimes need special attention and tenacious prosecutors to ensure their perpetrators can’t hurt them or others again.”

Branwen McNabb
Supervisor, Family Violence & Sexual Assault Unit

Juveniles: Working for the Future

We’re restructuring diversion programs with an unapologetic bias towards treating juvenile defendants as juveniles.
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DATA LAB: Measuring Justice

Number of firearms cases charged increased by 52% since 2015. 
Number of days from arrest to resolution decreased by 28% since 2015. 
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Crisis Response for Homicide Survivors

Even during the Pandemic, Peer Crisis Responders continue to reach out and provide support to homicide survivors by phone, video conferences, and home drop-offs of information 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.